Range of different bacterial species

Funded projects

Funding has been awarded to 22 projects across the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool (UoL) in response to COVID-19, working with the NHS and industry partners.

Each project and lead is outlined below:

ProjectLeadInstitute
Liverpool Household COVID-19 Cohort Study Professor Neil French UoL
Provide underpinning virus and host biology for the Liverpool Malawi COVID-19 consortium and investigate whether some strains of SARS-CoV-2 are more virulent than others Professor Julian Hiscox UoL
Point-of-care diagnostics for community settings in COVID-LIV Dr Emily Adams LSTM
SARS-CoV-2 Acquisition in Frontline Health Care Workers – Evaluation to Inform Response (SAFER) Dr Naomi Walker LSTM
Natural history of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Dr Lance Turtle UoL
COVID-PREP (Pregnancy Testing Pilot) Professor Louise Kenny UoL
Drug Candidate Selection of an Improved 4-Amino Quinoline for Clinical Trials against COVID-19 Professor Giancarlo Biagini LSTM
Dose selection of therapeutics targeting COVID-19 using the hollow fibre infection model Dr Shampa Das UoL
COVID-19 in pregnant women, neonates and children presenting to QECH, Malawi – an in-depth study using ISARIC protocol Dr Samantha Lissauer UoL
Liver-POOL together Professor Luis Cuevas LSTM
Developing GCP assays for experimental COVID therapies and preclinical proof-of-concept studies - requested Professor Saye Khoo and Professor Andrew Owen UoL
Establishment of in vitro SARS-CoV-2 drug screening platforms Professor Giancarlo Biagini LSTM
The role of ACE2R expression in protecting children from severe acute respiratory syndrome in COVID-19 disease, and severe susceptibility in adults Professor Paul McNamara UoL
COVID-LIV Cohort Study: The Psychological and social impact of COVID-19 Professor Kate Bennett and Professor Rhiannon Corcoran UoL
Modelling the impact of weather on SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk Professor Matthew Baylis UoL
Area D: Distortion of Health and Social Care Systems Professor Sally Theobald LSTM
Social Science Area F: Generating actionable evidence for containing the spread of misinformation Dr Mark Green UoL
Biomarkers in Respiratory Immunology Dr Andrea Collins LSTM
Responding to the COVID-19 economic (after)shocks: Developing learning and resources to strengthen the resilience of the Liverpool City Region economy Professor Mark Boyle UoL
Area B: Understanding choice, control and risk in public and community responses to the COVID-19 epidemic across the health divide to inform public health strategies in UK and Malawi Dr Nicola Desmond and Professor Mark Gabbay LSTM, UoL
Using Tweets to Fight COVID-19 Professor Simon Maskell UoL
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of young adolescents in the UK Professor Helen Sharp UoL

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